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Rays down on the farm May 29: Snell allows runs again

If he keeps this up, his ERA will soon be over 1.00

I think I've used every one of Jim's Blake Snell photos already
I think I've used every one of Jim's Blake Snell photos already
Jim Donten

Fun fact: Joe Dillon is Triple-A Syracuse's hitting coach. The Chiefs' manager is former Montgomery skipper Billy Gardner.

That was not actually very fun, but Syracuse is Durham's next opponent.

Triple-A Durham Bulls (26-23)

Durham was off.

Double-A Montgomery Biscuits (22-26)

Blake Snell had another scoreless streak end in Montgomery's 3-2 win over Jackson. Snell kept the Generals off the board for the first six innings before surrendering a two-run inning and losing the Biscuits' 1-0 lead in the process. He finished with two runs allowed on six hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings with five strikeouts, but the offense bailed him out. Joey Rickard tied the game with a bases-loaded walk in the eighth, and Cameron Seitzer drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the ninth.

Class A-Advanced Charlotte Stone Crabs (32-15)

German Marquez battled, but his offense did not in Charlotte's 2-0 loss to Brevard County. Marquez only allowed one run, but he could only make it through four innings with six hits and three walks with just one strikeout. Meanwhile, the Stone Crabs batted 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left 13 on base. Dayron Varona's double was the only extra-base hit among Charlotte's six total.

Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods (27-21)

Bowling Green could not overcome a 4-0 deficit in its 4-2 loss to Lansing. The Lugnuts jumped on Enderson Franco for a first-inning run, and he would exit after five innings with four runs allowed on five hits and a pair of walks. Hunter Wood's great relief work with five strikeouts in four scoreless innings gave the offense a chance to come back, and Casey Gillaspie's solo home run in the seventh got the Hot Rods on the board. They scored again an inning later and had the tying run on base with two outs, but they could not get one or two more big hits.


Notable performances

AA 1B Cameron Seitzer: 3-for-5, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K
AA OF Joey Rickard: 1-for-2, 1 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB
A RHP Hunter Wood: 4 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K

A RHP Enderson Franco: 5 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

Today's games (probables courtesy of

Durham v. Syracuse 7:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Matt Buschmann (4-3, 3.02) v. TBA

Montgomery @ Jackson 8:05 PM (MiLB.TV, radio stream)
Ryne Stanek* (0-0, -.--) v. TBA

Charlotte @ Brevard County 6:35 PM (radio stream)
Taylor Guerrieri (0-0, 1.59) v. Jorge Ortega (3-4, 2.21)

Bowling Green v. Great Lakes 8:05 PM (radio stream)
Brent Honeywell (4-2, 2.09) v. TBA

*Listed as TBA on

Scouting the opposition

Syracuse Chiefs (Washington) (updated through 5/27)
17-30 (6th in IL North)
Offense: 158 R (13th) .640 OPS (13th)
Pitching: 3.65 ERA (9th) 1.34 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP A.J. Cole (6), RHP Taylor Hill (16), LHP Felipe Rivero (18)

Jackson Generals (Seattle) (updated through 5/24)
20-26 (5th in SL North)
Offense: 182 R (4th) .697 OPS (5th)
Pitching: 4.81 ERA (10th) 1.53 WHIP (10th)
Top 30 Prospects: 3B D.J. Peterson (3), RHP Edwin Diaz (6), OF Gabby Guerrero (7), 1B Jordy Lara (15), SS Jack Reinheimer (17), RHP Trey Cochran-Gill (20), LHP Danny Hultzen (30)

Brevard County Manatees (Milwaukee) (updated through 5/24)
19-27 (5th in FSL North)
Offense: 162 R (7th) .661 OPS (6th)
Pitching: 3.41 ERA (9th) 1.28 WHIP (8th)
Top 30 Prospects: OF Clint Coulter (3), LHP Wei-Chung Wang (6), OF Victor Roache (18)

Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers) (updated through 5/27)
22-25 (6th in MWL East)
Offense: 164 R (15th) .654 OPS (14th)
Pitching: 3.68 ERA (9th) 1.32 WHIP (11th)
Top 30 Prospects: RHP Grant Holmes (4), OF Alex Verdugo (5), RHP Jharel Cotton (22)